David Aldrich Nelson Lecture

From the President’s Desk

Dear Friend: On September 17, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) celebrated its tenth anniversary. AHI Charter Fellow Douglas Ambrose delivered the Tenth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture on Constitutional Jurisprudence, an electrifying performance to a packed house on "Revisiting the Idea of a Godless Constitution.” As the holiday season [...]

AHI Celebrates Constitution Day, Davis Aldrich Nelson, and Tenth Anniversary

Douglas Ambrose, Charter Fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute of the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Hamilton College, is a long-distance runner. Judging by his energetic performance as keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence, [...]

AHI Announces Two Reading Clusters at Hamilton College

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) proudly announces the formation of two reading clusters on the Hamilton College campus.  Professor Douglas Ambrose, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Hamilton College, will lead the Alexander Hamilton History Initiative.  Professor Ambrose has organized a [...]

The AHI Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary on Constitution Day With Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture by Professor Douglas Ambrose

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Professor Douglas Ambrose, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Hamilton College, will deliver the 2017 David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.  He will speak on “Revisiting the Idea of a Godless [...]

Meet AHI Alum Landry Frei

Landry Frei, a native of Bend, Oregon, spent four years of his undergraduate life actively participating in the programmatic activities of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).  During his junior and senior years, he served as co-leader of the AHI’s Undergraduate Fellows program.   A versatile young man, as comfortable in [...]

AHI Undergraduate Leaders Recognized

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) recognized Elizabeth Barry, Taylor Elicegui, Amy Elinski, Alex Klosner, and Phil Parkes, five senior leaders of its undergraduate fellows program at Hamilton College. Friends, parents, and AHI fellows attended the reception and banquet, which was held at AHI headquarters [...]

Carl Menges and AHI Featured by Fund for Academic Renewal

  Carl B. Menges Carl B. Menges and the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) were recently lauded in a case study by the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR). Mr. Menges received his A. B. cum laude in 1951 from Hamilton College and his M.B.A in 1953 from the Harvard [...]

Please Support the AHI

Dear Friend: If you have already made a tax-deductible contribution to the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) for this year, we thank you for your generosity.   If not, we send this note as a friendly reminder that the AHI needs your support. As we near the end of 2016, the [...]

Gordon Lloyd Delivered the AHI’s Constitutional Day Lecture at Skidmore College

On Constitution Day, Gordon Lloyd delivered the Judge David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence, co-sponsored by The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), Skidmore College Political Science Department, and Tang Teaching Museum as part of the exhibition A More Perfect Union. Lloyd, a scholar of the American Founding, spoke on “Fifty Ways [...]

From the President’s Desk

Dear Friend: The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is nearing the celebration of its tenth anniversary.  We could not have done it without you, and we write to ask for your continued support and to explain why it is so urgently needed. In preparing young people for the great challenges [...]

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